Pocket sized and practical, this handbook is the ideal guide to support frontline staff and trainees, as well as all allied professionals in the name of patient safety. It will aim to demystify what is often seen as a complex topic, helping doctors understand the methods needed to provide safe care.
Carolyn McLeod responds to a growing trend of health care professionals conscientiously refusing to provide reproductive health services such as abortion. She argues for a prioritizing approach, according to which medical practitioners have a fiduciary duty to prioritize patients' interests in gaining access to care.
With complex legal and ethical dilemmas arising daily in intensive care medicine, it can be hard to know who to admit and when, the stage at which invasive management should be withdrawn, or who should even decide. Clinically focused, this book explores landmark rulings on controversies in critical care to aid your day-to-day decision making.